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PM gets letter from Myanmar junta chief, has not replied

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said at the Government House today (Feb. 10) that he has received a letter from Myanmar’s military commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, explaining the situation in his country and the reasons for mounting the coup while asking Thailand to support democracy in his country but that he has not replied, Siam Rath newspaper said.

Gen Prayut explained that he did not reply because Thailand already supports democracy in the neighbouring country and in fact it is up to Gen. Min Aung Hlaing what he does next.

Moreover it is upto Myanmar how it handles its internal affairs with this being in accordance with the principles of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC).

Asked what he thought about the People’s Party holding a rally at Pathumwan Skywalk this evening, Gen Prayut countered with the question, “Should they or shouldn’t they? If they shouldn’t then don’t support them.”

He also questioned whether the protesters are afraid yet nor not while pointing out that in Thailand members of the society have to help each other.


Top: Prime Minister Prayut talking to reporters at Government House today. Photo: Siam Rath

Home Page: Recent photo of Gen Prayut. Photo: NNT


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